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Cat® COMPACT technologies combine advanced measurement and guidance capabilities to help you meet compaction targets with greater consistency, in less time, and at a lower cost.

Cat COMPACT technologies include hardware components such as sensors plus software that monitors compaction progress.

  • Intelligent Compaction provides a relative measurement of material stiffness during the compaction process rather than an absolute reading of Compaction Values (e.g., density). 
  • In-cab displays show when compaction has met target values.
  • Optional GPS mapping allows operators to see how many passes they have made over which areas.
  • Available from the factory on select new Cat Asphalt and Soil Compactors, or as dealer-installed or retrofit systems on a wide range of equipment from other manufacturers.

What Does It Do for ME?

Cat COMPACT technologies provide on-the-go compaction measurement, documentation and reporting for asphalt and soil compaction applications. Both can be monitored using optional mapping technology. 

COMPACT Technologies for Asphalt Compactors give operators instant feedback to help them achieve uniform results with the highest level of quality and maximum efficiency. 

Three measurement options are available to meet your job needs: 

• Temperature Indication helps operators monitor and work in the proper temperature range for efficient compaction.

• Compaction Meter Value (CMV) is an accelerometer-based system that displays a composite stiffness value of the asphalt layer, base layer and sub-base materials. 

• Auto-Adjustable Compaction (AAC) automatically regulates amplitude based on feedback from an onboard accelerometer, ensuring the highest compaction energy is used to achieve faster results, while eliminating over-compaction and preserving layer quality.   

COMPACT Technologies for Soil Compactors give operators instant feedback to help them achieve uniform results with maximum efficiency. Plus, they help to identify hidden soil problems that can affect compaction quality. 

How Do I Put Cat® COMPACT Technologies
to Work?

Fully integrated Cat COMPACT technologies are available as factory attachments on new Cat equipment. Some technologies are retrofittable to select Cat machines.